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First Warning Forecast: A summer stretch of heat, humidity, and storms

Posted at 5:05 AM, Jun 29, 2020

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

A typical summer week… When you think of summer weather you think heat, humidity, and afternoon storms. That is exactly what we will see this week! Highs will reach the upper 80s today. With the humidity, afternoon heat index values will reach the low to mid 90s. Expect a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. An isolated shower/storm could pop-up this afternoon, but rain will not be widespread.

Highs will return to the upper 80s tomorrow, but it will feel like the low 90s. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with afternoon scattered showers and storms. Our chances for showers and storms will pick up for Wednesday and Thursday.

The summer trend will continue for the holiday weekend. Expect highs in the mid to upper 80s with a heat index in the low to mid 90s. We will see partly cloudy skies with afternoon scattered showers/storms.

Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower/Storm. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: NW/N 5-15

Tonight: A Few Clouds. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: E/S 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds: W/N/E 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low-Medium (Grasses)

UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

June 29th

2000 Heavy Rain: 2.67" Salisbury

Tropical Update

We are tracking a tropical wave over the central tropical Atlantic. Some slight development is possible during the next day or so while it moves west to WNW at around 20 mph. Strong upper-level winds are forecast to inhibit further development by mid-week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (10%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (10%)

An area of low pressure is forecast to form off the U.S Coast on Tuesday. Some development of this system could then occur later this week as it moves generally NE well offshore of the East Coast.

* Formation chance through 48 hours: Low (near 0%)

* Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%)

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